This afternoon, in Ft. Myers, Florida, coaches were doing their best to help feed their athletes in very warm (87°F) waters at the USA Swimming National 5K Championships. Photo on left shows some of the coaches - up to their shoulders in the feeding zone - holding cups and feeding sticks for their athletes.
The Open Water Swimming Festival continues through the weekend.
We are twittering the national open water championship races on Sunday.
Results and a race summary are posted at Swimming World Magazine.